Monday, September 6, 2010

Batty for You

This card uses Batty for You.  I just love the puns in that set.  Guess I'm corny that way :)

Once you have a design in mind, you can make some simple substitutions and have a different card. Don't need a Halloween card? See below for a some other options.

You could substitute the stamps with some of the others and make a thank you card -- the vampire with "Fangs for the memories"; the ghost with "The ghostess with the mostess" (if it was a thanks to someone for having you over); and maybe the pumpkin with "You light up the place with that smile on your face." Or maybe just three of the vampire. Then substitute the happy halloween with the thank you stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishess.

Use three of the pumpkin for a card to cheer up someone. Substitute friend to friend at the bottom.  That might look cute with Pumpking Pie Patterns Paper instead of Old Olive.  And, both colors come in the same pack (Brights).

Have you seen the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in the recent Idea Book and Catalog (p. 175)?  You get 40 sheets of Designer Series Paper for $19.95.  You can get a pack in any of the color families.

How about three of the bats ("I'm batty for you") for an October anniversery?  Yes, Teeny Tiny Wishes has a happy anniversary stamp you can substitute at the bottom of the card.  Or, use friend to friend, thinking of you or even happy birthday or venture away from Teeny Tiny Wishes and try a sentiment from another set (such as i love you from Three Little Words).

See how you can get lots of different cards from just a set or two of stamps and one good idea?  I'm planning to make the above card (and the Medallion one in my previous post) at my class on Thursday.  Let me know if you'd like to come.  Also, I'm looking at adding another date for this class, so if you're interested, let me know.

To give credit where credit is due:  this card is a CASE of a card by Wendy Aungst that I saw on splitcoaststampers.

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